Ekso - 2 Pages
EKSo™ Product Overview
Ekso™ is a wearable robot—or exoskeleton—that powers people with lower-extremity
paralysis or weakness to get them standing up and walking. It is a ready-to-wear,
battery-powered, bionic device that is strapped over the user’s clothing. The combination
of motors and sensors, along with patient assist with balance and body positioning,
allow the user to walk over ground with an efficient reciprocal gait pattern. An experienced
user/patient can transfer to/from their wheelchair and don or doff the Ekso in less than
5 minutes. The torso and leg straps are designed for the user/patient to easily get in
and out of the device either on their own or with minimal assistance.
Choice of 3 Walk Modes
A physical therapist actuates steps with a button push. The user progresses from sit to
stand and using a walker to walking with crutches, often in their first session.
Users take control of actuating their steps via buttons on the crutches or walker.
The user achieves the next step by leaning forward and a lateral shift of weight.
The Ekso device recognizes that the user is in the correct position and steps.
The Ekso exoskeleton can be set to provide audio feedback when the user
achieves the ideal lateral and forward shift required for a step. Training mode
is used to determine the ideal weight shift targets for a user that is preparing
to progress to ProStep.
Data module automatically gathers and transmits statistics and device information
during Ekso walking sessions. Data can be retrieved with a secure login to view, filter,
People with lower extremity weakness or paralysis due to neurological disease or injury
Spinal Cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barré syndrome
Height range: 5’2” – 6’2”
Maximum weight: 220 lbs
Maximum hip width: 16.5”
Other User Requirements
• Sufficient upper extremity strength to balance with crutches or walker
• Able to self-transfer from wheelchair to a regular chair
• Complete evaluation and screening by a medical provider before using device